What a wonderful kick off yesterday to the 2019/20 ministry year. Good worship, good food and great fellowship. Thanks SO MUCH to our hospitality team who did such a terrific job. Too bad about the weather. It’s been one of those summers…wait, did we even have a summer? Somebody said to me last week, "I'm moving to Siberia where it's warmer." Oh well, think of it this way, at least you're not living in the Bahamas right now. What a horrible human disaster. Speaking of which, if you'd like to donate to Dorian Hurricane Relief CLICK HERE. It will take you to World Renew's website where you can give on-line. World Renew, in my humble opinion, is one of the best organizations to donate through as they make every dollar donated stretch as far as possible. Also, please keep the victims of this disaster in your prayers.
On Sunday, I talked about making a NOBLE plan. Our key verse was Isaiah 32:8: “The noble make noble plans and by noble deeds they stand.” If you missed the message, CLICK HERE to listen to it on-line. If you were in church, can I encourage you to actually sit down this week and make a noble plan. Ask yourself: What am I going to do this year in relation to LOVING PEOPLE? What am I going to do this year in relation to IGNITING FAITH IN JESUS in myself and others? And finally, what am I going to do this year in relation to TRANSFORMING LIVES. As you’ll recall, these statements comprise our MISSION STATEMENT. Be specific. Be tangible. Put it into your schedule.
A few of you let me know yesterday that you were willing to help out Kelly Lehman on Saturday, September 28th. Thanks! However, I’m still looking for a few more guys. FYI, it’s a 9-5 deal (lunch included), but even if you can help for part of the day, that would be great. If you’re willing, let me know. If there are some gals out there willing to help with some cleaning and preparing lunch, I’m sure Kelly wouldn’t say no.
BTW, just to reiterate what I said yesterday, next Sunday's SJN event (it replaces our 10:30 AM worship service)---"Human Trafficking in Canada"--is friendly for kids Grade 7 and above. Also, budget some time after the service to check out all the booths upstairs. There will be some fabulous opportunities to learn and to volunteer.